Animals & Attractions

There are four European forest reindeer here at Highland Wildlife Park - Sven, Freya and their daughters Lumi and Kesä.

You can help feed and care for our reindeer and other threatened animals around the world by donating today - if you can, please support our Survival Fund.

Fun facts!

  • Reindeer live on the grassy plains of the Arctic and sub-Arctic as well as coniferous forests
  • Their large, flat hooves act like snowshoes in the winter, with the hair between their toes stopping snow from clogging them up. During autumn, the hooves harden and develop sharp edges which they use for breaking through snow and ice to find food
  • They are the only deer species in which both the male and female grow antlers
  • Amazingly, reindeer can see ultraviolet light which also helps them to find food during the winter

How we're helping

European forest reindeer are much rarer than the common or domestic reindeer and are part of a conservation breeding programme supporting the remaining wild population in Finland.

As a wildlife conservation charity, we care for both the animals here at the park and work to protect endangered species around the world.

From providing genetics expertise and veterinary health, to protecting wild places with local conservation partners, and even restoring threatened species to the wild, we are active where we are needed most.

Find out more about some of our conservation projects. 

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Become an RZSS member and receive a whole host of benefits while helping to care for animals around the world.

Can you support our Survival Fund?

Every month, we need thousands of pounds just to feed and care for the animals you love. If you can, please help your zoo survive long into the future by giving a donation today.

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